Posted on October 21, 2022 [git] [development] [tools]
In the world of version control, Git has become an indispensable tool for developers. One of its key features is the ability to selectively ignore certain files or directories with the help of the .gitignore file. This can be a real lifesaver when you need to exclude files that don't belong in your repository, like build artifacts, logs, or user-specific settings. However, sometimes it can be challenging to figure out why a particular file is being ignored. That's where the git check-ignore command comes in handy! In this blog post, we'll explore this powerful yet underutilized Git command and how it can help you understand your .gitignore configuration.
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